Introduction

The University of Bolton has a formal responsibility for safeguarding children and adults at risk. To enable a safer culture for everyone associated with the University, it is important that you share in that responsibility. This tutorial aims to provide an opportunity for students to develop and enhance their existing knowledge by considering the complexities encompassing safeguarding children and adults at risk. You should then feel empowered to play an active role in the protection of those individuals, who are least able to, from harm and abuse. Complete the assessment to earn a LEAP Online digital badge.

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Trigger warning

The following section contains sensitive content, that might trigger unwelcome or distressing memories or thoughts. While individuals may respond differently to content, it is not always possible to anticipate, or alert users to, all potential triggers. If you find this topic challenging, you are free to stop at any stage. You should also be aware that the University of Bolton provide appropriate wellbeing support, including services provided by Life Lounge, who can be contacted at:

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Futher Help and Guidance
For further information on key University contacts, including the details for the Safeguarding Officers, Prevent Coordinators, Designated Safeguarding Champions and key external contacts see pp.36-40 of the latest Safeguarding and Policy document.

  • UoB Student Advisors
    Tel: 01204 903733 or email: studentadvisors@bolton.ac.uk
  • UoB Wellbeing Team (Life Lounge)
    Tel: 01204 903566 or email: lifelounge@bolton.ac.uk
  • Police
    In the event of an emergency i.e. someone is at immediate risk of harm please contact the Police using 999 (Emergency) or 101 (non-emergency and FGM reporting).
  • Child Line
    Help for children and young people
    Tel: 0800 1111.
  • NSPCC
    Help for adults concerned about a child
    Tel: 0808 800 5000.

Suspicious Activity

If you are concerned about someone being drawn in to terrorism and you wish to talk to the Police please use 0800 789 321 or 101. Likewise, to report suspicious activity please contact 0800 789 321 or visit https://act.campaign.gov.uk

External Resources

Equality Act (2010) https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents

The Children Act (1989) https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1989/41/contents

The Children Act (2004) https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/31/contents

Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

The DfE revised Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage (2021) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2020) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2

The Care Act (2014) https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/23/contents/enacted

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006) (SVGA 2006) https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/47/contents

Prevent Duty under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act (2015) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance

Domestic Abuse Act (2021)
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2021/17/contents/enacted

Reference List

University of Bolton. Safeguarding Policy and Procedure (updated May 2023). [Online] Available from: https://www.bolton.ac.uk/assets/Safeguarding-Policy-and-Procedure-University-of-Bolton-V17-May-2023-Clean-v2.pdf. [Accessed 27 July 2023].